SCORING 1 5 200 lOO 1 point for each mushroom that's totally eliminated by your bug blaster. 5 points for each mushroom that is paitiolly eliminated or has been poisoned by a scorpion *vhen your blaster has be*n destroyed. 100 point* for each head sagmerrt of the Centipede that you exterminate. (Remember, every time you btatl a Centipede apart, eacf new segment forms a ne« head worth 100 points.] 1 points for each body segment of th* Centipede 'hat you destroy. ZOO points for each Frenzied Flea thatyou destroy ^ith your bug blaster. 1 000 points ior destroying a Scurrying, Scorpion ot anytime during the gome. $00 paints For exterminatng a Jumping Spider ot long range, S00 points for destroying a Jumping Spider at medium range. ?00 points for blasting a Jumping Spider at close range. Each time you blast a spider, your points earned will appear on the screen where the spider was lasted. The high score for each round of gomes is shown ql the top center of the screen lo the rig it of the player's score. W JA \\ a treidnttark M Fp*ai inrtuHTie^iv T\*:* •cfrwore i^ rannyki u r&d by fthUPl. nt I or use on i*tc 199 * A A u)rtmit*r oi id n- nai madv. ^p5«wi«l. wiUp-Uetl tjr approved bv Titecli Irctrumanfi. ATARI A Warns- Cm"nun«aiior»5 Ctmpnny Q © 19B3 Aiat\ Inc. All flght*--l*»tv*e Pi in red Ih USA. Play the Original Arcade Classic in Your Own Home *, An ENCHANTED MUSHROOM PATCH OF YOUR OWN Imagine that you live in an enchanted mushroon patch f il led with Attacking Centipedes, Jumping Spders, frenzed Fleas and Scurrying Scorpions— each with rragtcol powers. Luckily, you have a bug blaster to fight them off—* LORD MOTLEY BJGNUT, BUG EXPERT! ' o Begin Your Bug Hunt. Insert the Centipede cartridge into your TI99/4A Home Computer, as explained in your computer owner's guide, and turn or your computer. Plug the joysticks into the Controller Jack, Piess the (2) "two" key en the computer If you want o two-player game. Press (l)one tc return to o one-player game. Tire enter key on the computer begins the gome. THe ( + ) plus key resets the game without erasing the high score from ony previous game. Press the space bar on ihe computer if you went to pause in the middle of a geme. Press it again to pick up where you left off, Dreaded Bug Blaster The bug blaster destroys bugs and nushrooms. You start each game with three bug b asters (the number remaining is shown at the top of the screen next ta the high score). Press ihe red button once on your Joystick Controller for a single shot, hold the bjtton down for rapid fife blasting. You'll be awarded an odditionafbug blaster for each 1 0,000 points you score, and you can earn up to six bug blasters at any one time. March of the Centipedes TKe Centipedes attack from the top of the TV screen, zig-zagging back and forth each lime they bump into a mushroom, The bug blaster destroys the Centipede by b asfing eacti segment separately You must destroy each segment of the Cenlipede before it can reach ttie bottom cf the screen. Otherwise mare Centipede segmerrts will start !d appear to attack your bjg blaster ct the bottom of the screen. When an entire Centipede is destroyed, a new one attocks from the top of the screen. Jumping Spider Bui wait, there ore other dangers. The Jumping Spider, whi:h isn't blocked by the mushrooms,, can pounce on your bug blaster and destroy it. And when the Spider jumps over a mushroom, that mushroom may magically disappear Poisonous Scorpion Tbe Poisonous Scurrying Scorpion con dash across your patch and poison any mushroom just by touching it! When a centipede touches o poisoned mushroom, the Centipede goes insane ond heads straight to the bottom of the screen Frenzied Flea The Frenzied Flea may create more mushrooms wherever he lands, making it difficult to shoot a bug until it is dangerously close. The ffea's bite con destroy your bug blaster too. I" takes several snots to destroy a floa.